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Recent Concert Playlists

Playing the chimes

Did you enjoy a recent concert, but didn't recognize all of the songs? Click on the links below to view playlists from the past week.

As a nod to tradition, the chimesmasters play the Cornell Changes, affectionately known as the Jennie McGraw Rag to begin each day. This piece was originally requested by the first Cornell President Andrew D. White. The midday concert concludes with the Alma Mater, and the day ends with the Cornell Evening Song (which shares its tune with the German carol Tannenbaum). These songs are not listed below because their placement is the same within each concert. Composers are listed when known.

If you do not see the song/concert that you are looking for, please email chimes@cornell.edu.

Friday - August 17th, 2018

Evening

  • Let It Go (from "Frozen") / Anderson-Lopez, Kristen
  • Let It Be / Beatles, The
  • Clair de Lune / Debussy, Claude
  • I Dreamed a Dream (from "Les Misérables") / Schönberg, Claude-Michel

Thursday - August 16th, 2018

Evening

  • Memory (from "Cats") / Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - 1st Movement / Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Under the Sea (from "The Little Mermaid") / Menken, Alan
  • Theme from "The Muppet Show"

Afternoon

  • Chant du Nord / Vladigerov
  • Amid the Pines / Jenkins
  • Ciacona in A minor / Pachelbel

Wednesday - August 15th, 2018

Evening

  • Be Thou My Vision (Slane) / Irish Traditional
  • Piano Man / Joel, Billy
  • Kiss the Girl (from "The Little Mermaid") / Menken, Alan
  • Let It Be / Beatles, The
  • Merry Widow Waltz / Lehar, Franz

Tuesday - August 14th, 2018

Evening

  • Everything I Do, I Do It for You / Adams, Brian
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • Hoist the Colors/He's a Pirate (medley from "Pirates of the Caribbean") / Badelt, Klaus
  • Let It Be / Beatles, The
  • America the Beautiful (Materna) / Ward, Samuel A.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody / Queen

Monday - August 13th, 2018

Evening

  • Heart and Soul -- Duet for Chimesmaster and Mortal
  • Greensleeves
  • O Danny Boy
  • Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) / McLean, Don

Sunday - August 12th, 2018

Afternoon

  • Heart and Soul -- Duet for Chimesmaster and Mortal
  • O Canada / Lavallée, Calixa
  • Ode to Joy -- Symphony No. 9 / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Cornell Alma Mater, Variations 1 and 2
  • Imagine / John Lennon
  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
  • Hello Dolly (from "Hello, Dolly!") / Herman, Jerry
  • Put on Your Sunday Clothes (from "Hello, Dolly!") / Herman, Jerry
  • The Rainbow Connection / Williams, Paul
  • The Hills are Alive (from "The Sound of Music") / Rodgers, Richard
  • Let It Be / Beatles, The
  • Let's Go Fly a Kite (from "Mary Poppins") / Sherman, Robert

Saturday - August 11th, 2018

Afternoon

  • I Want to Hold Your Hand / Beatles, The
  • Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus / Handel, George Frideric
  • Here Comes the Sun / Beatles, The
  • She's Got a Way / Joel, Billy
  • Kiss the Girl (from "The Little Mermaid") / Menken, Alan
  • I'm Yours / Mraz, Jason
  • Canon / Pachelbel, Johann

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Cornell Chimes
2333 South Balch Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
(607) 255-5350

Please address any comments or questions to chimes@cornell.edu.


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